LIFE group guide: do this in remembrance of me

 

NOTE: Following is the discussion guide we’ll use in our LIFE groups at MoSt Church tomorrow (Nov. 3). This guide will enable your follow-up of my sermon tomorrow morning from Luke 22.14-20. This sermon is entitled “Do This in Remembrance of Me” and is another installment in the Jesus: Master & Commander series.

To find previous group discussion guides, look under the category title “LIFE group guides” and you’ll find an archive of previous issues. All Scripture texts reproduced below, unless otherwise noted, are from the CEB.

Reason

Stated in a single sentence, this is the purpose of the sermon series, or this particular sermon in a series.

To call our attention, and our conscience, to some of our Lord’s direct charges to us.

Revelation

These Scriptures form some of the foundation of the sermon. Underscored words are emphasized in the Greek text.

When the time came, Jesus took his place at the table, and the apostles joined him. He said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. I tell you, I won’t eat it until it is fulfilled in God’s kingdom.” After taking a cup and giving thanks, he said, “Take this and share it among yourselves. I tell you that from now on I won’t drink from the fruit of the vine until God’s kingdom has come.” After taking the bread and giving thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, he took the cup after the meal and said, “This cup is the new covenant by my blood, which is poured out for you. (Luke 22.14-20)

Relation

These icebreaker questions are meant to help us all start thinking, talking, and relating to the topic or texts. Discuss one.

1. Tell us about a memento or souvenir you have to remember someone or something.

2. What do you want to be remembered for when you’re gone?

3. While participating in the fellowship of the Lord’s Supper I typically think about ____.

Research

These questions are meant to help us grapple with the Scripture(s) related to this morning’s sermon. Choose some.

1. Compare and contrast Luke 22.14-20 with Matthew 26.26-30 and 1 Cor. 11.23-26.

2. What day of the week did Jesus institute the Lord’s Supper (cf. Luke 22.15)?

3. Note the words emphasized in 1 Cor. 11.23-26. Read their context (vs. 17-34). How, specifically, are the Corinthian Christians defiling the Supper’s intent and purpose?

Reflection

These questions facilitate our sharing what we sense God’s Spirit is doing with us thru his word. Choose some.

1. To neglect observing communion, sharing the Lord’s Supper, would be to __________.

2. When participating in the fellowship of communion, a person is __________.

3. How must Christ’s resurrection have changed the Supper’s meaning for the apostles?

4. Ought children to share in the Supper? Is this best left to individual choice? Explain.

5. An unbaptized Christ-seeker understands something of the Supper and shares in it. Thoughts?

6. Sharing in remembrance of Christ is essential. What aspects of the Supper aren’t?